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ILM Peeling with and Without Adjunctive Triamcinolone – Did the ME Study Make a Difference ?

Background: Before the EVRTS-Meeting in Dresden 2012 we always used adjunctive Triamcinolone at the end of epiretinal membrane surgery with ILM-peeling, thinking, that this would reduce postoperative macular edema. However, in reaction to the results of the ME-Study, published in Dresden in 2012 which suggest that cortisone hinders the edema-lowering effect of ILM-peeling, we discontinued the use of adjunctive Triamcinolone in all cases...

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Acute Uncomplicated Retinal Detachment in Presbyopic Patients 
– Is Buckling or Vitrectomy the Better Approach These Days?

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xn4oo0 Stefanie Pape (Bremen, Germany) With advances in vitrectomy techniques in recent years there has been a trend away from buckling and towards primary vitreous surgery with combined lens exchange for primary uncomplicated retinal detachments in presbyopic patients in which the preservation of the natural lens is of secondary importance. A number of reasons seem to be responsible for this...

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